Postoperative delirium in the intensive care unit predicts worse outcomes in liver transplant recipients.

@article{Lescot2013PostoperativeDI,
  title={Postoperative delirium in the intensive care unit predicts worse outcomes in liver transplant recipients.},
  author={Thomas Lescot and Constantine J Karvellas and Prosanto K. Chaudhury and Jean L Tchervenkov and Steven Paraskevas and Jeffrey S. T. Barkun and Peter Metrakos and Peter Goldberg and Sheldon A. Magder},
  journal={Canadian journal of gastroenterology = Journal canadien de gastroenterologie},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={207-12}
}
BACKGROUND Delirium is common in intensive care unit patients and is associated with worse outcome. OBJECTIVE To identify early risk factors for delirium in patients admitted to the intensive care unit following orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). METHODS An observational study of patients admitted to the intensive care unit from January 2000 to May 2010 for elective or semi-elective OLT was conducted. The primary end point was delirium in the intensive care unit. Pre- and post… CONTINUE READING

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